January 18 - 31, 2020
14 Days
Tour Status - Guaranteed

This HOSTED agriculture tour with David & Brenda Layden of Select Holidays is a rural and cultural tour, visiting many highlights in Australia.  You are in for an incredible "down under" farm tour with many extras included.

Very enjoyable trip and a lifetime of memories.
— 2019 ~ Dale & Duane, AB

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Tour Highlights

  • Deluxe, city center accommodations*

  • Best Class accommodations in Rural Areas

  • Meals as per itinerary

  • Air conditioned transportation

  • City & area tours as per itinerary

  • Rural visits as per itinerary

  • Sydney Harbour Cruise

  • Sydney Opera House Tour

  • Lone Pine Koala Park

  • Darling Downs

  • Feed Lot Tour

  • Grain, Cotton & Fruit Farm

  • Atherton Tablelands

  • Green Island & Barrier Reef

  • Tjapukai Aboriginal Park

  • Kuranda Rail

  • Skyrail Tours

  • Sound of Light Show

  • Barossa Valley

  • Escorted by Select Holidays

  • Plus More....

Day 01 - Jan 18, 2020: Sat - CAIRNS, AU
Arrive Cairns, Australia for a 4-night stay.  Upon your arrival into Cairns clear Australian Customs then transfer to the hotel with the balance of the day at leisure to get acquainted with the hotel and enjoy the pool.  [B]

Day 02 - Jan 19, 2020: Sun – CAIRNS, AU
Following breakfast, travel to “Freshwater Train Station” to board the “Kuranda Rail” for a scenic train journey up the mountainside to “Kuranda Station” and a visit to the Kuranda village.  The picturesque mountain village is surrounded by the “World Heritage Rainforest”.  Later, board the “Skyrail Rainforest Cableway”, the world’s longest gondola, for an epic aerial ride over the rainforest canopy as you make your way back down the mountain and visit “Tjapukai Aboriginal Park” for a dance and boomerang throwing performance.  It is both an entertaining spectacle, and an educational experience for everyone.  This evening, take time to explore the foreshore promenade and shop at local markets, eat tropical fruits and seafood.  [B]

Day 03 - Jan 20, 2020: Mon – CAIRNS, AU
Drive onto the “Atherton Tablelands” where sugarcanes, bananas, tea and peanut farms supply the main income.  Visit the “Giant Fig Tree” followed by lunch at Lake Barrine, a lake formed by an extinct volcano.  Visit a mango and avocado farm before returning to Cairns later in the afternoon with free time to explore on your own. [B/L]

Day 04 - Jan 21, 2020: Tue – CAIRNS, AU
A fast 45 minute catamaran ride will take you to beautiful Green Island to enjoy this unique coral reef, which is situated on part of the “Great Barrier Reef" - one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.  Enjoy a glass bottom boat ride over the coral as well as a lunch on the island before returning back to Cairns.  [B/L] 
*Snorkeling equipment included*

Day 05 - Jan 22, 2020: Wed – CAIRNS - BRISBANE, AU
Depart Cairns and fly to Brisbane.  Free time in afternoon to explore Brisbane on your own.  [B]

Day 06 - Jan 23, 2020: Thu – BRISBANE - DALBY, AU
Visit the “Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary this morning  where you can cuddle a koala or feed the kangaroos. Depart the sanctuary and drive west, over the Great Dividing Range to the agricultural community of Dalby for a 2 night stay.  Dalby is a town in the Darling Downs region and is approximately 208 km west of  Brisbane. This area is where wheat, sorghum, cotton and pulse crops are grown as well as the production of lamb, beef and pork.  This evening enjoy a typical Australian pub-style dinner.    [B/D]

Day 07 - Jan 24, 2020: Fri - DALBY, AU
Visit a feedlot and a grain farm plus other agriculture sights.  The evening is free to explore on your own. [B]

Day 08 - Jan 25, 2020: Sat – DALBY - SYDNEY, AU
Travel to Toowoomba, situated at the top of the Great Dividing Range to fly to Sydney, the vibrant capital of New South Wales. Take a tour of the world-famous “Sydney Opera House” before checking into the hotel, situated on the Darling Harbour, for a 2-night stay.  [B]

Day 09 - Jan 26, 2020: Sun – SYDNEY, AU
Enjoy a morning cruise on the world's most beautiful Harbour, Sydney Harbour. The beauty and splendor of Sydney Harbour is something that has to be experienced first-hand - no picture or video can do justice to it. The afternoon and evening is free to explore on your own. [B]
Please Note:  This is “Australia  Day” and tonight there will be fireworks.

Day 10 - Jan 27, 2020: Mon– SYDNEY - MELBOURNE/BALLARAT, AU
From Sydney, fly to Melbourne and  transfer to the Yarra Valley for a wine tasting & lunch. Later this afternoon, continue into the farming community of Ballarat and check into the hotel for a 2-night stay.  Ballarat is Victoria's largest inland city, a thriving hub of contemporary arts, events and food and wine, with a fascinating heritage backdrop.   [B/L/D]

Day 11 - Jan 28, 2020: Tue – BALLARAT, AU
Today’s farm visits will include a visit to a sheep sales yard as well as a potato farm.  Enjoy a dinner show this evening at historic Sovereign Hill. Sovereign Hill is where Australia’s history comes to life! It’s just like stepping back in time.   [B/L/D]

Day 12 - Jan 29, 2020: Wed – BALLARAT - BORDERTOWN, AU
Travel through the region, known as the “Victorian Wheat Belt”.   This afternoon visit to a carrot farm followed by a visit to a large scale  cereal grain operation. The small farming community of Bordertown is home base for the night.  [B/L/D]

Day 13 - Jan 30, 2020: Thu – BORDERTOWN - MANNUM, AU
This morning, visit a seed cleaning operation then continue into Murray Bridge. This afternoon, a planned farm visit before arriving into the historic riverside village of Mannum, situated on the banks of the Murray River, the largest river in Australia, for an overnight stay. [B/D]

Day 14 - Jan 31, 2020: Fri – MANNUM - ADELAIDE, AU - END OF TOUR
This morning, transfer to the Adelaide International Airport for the flights back to North America.  [B/IFM]

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Ask about extending your journey in Australia to visit such highlights as Kangaroo Island, Perth, Ayers Rock and/or more.

**Airfare to/from Australia is not included in the price. 
Ask about special International airfares for this tour.
Flights within Australia are included in the above price.

PER PERSON, DOUBLE - From $7,480.00

Plus Air/Gov't Taxes of $392.00 per person
Single Occupancy - add $2,260.00
INITIAL DEPOSIT - $1,500.00 per person at time of booking
Second Payment of $2,000.00 is DUE before June 28, 2019
FINAL PAYMENT per person is due before October 4, 2019